Table 2

Overview of the LF status in Kirare, as seen in the pre-MDA survey in September 2004
Characteristic Kirare village (all 4 hamlets) Mtambuuni and Mashine hamlets p-value (χ2-test)
Registered population ≥ 1 yr 1112 530 -
Examined population ≥ 1 yr 919 471 -
Male : female ratio among examined 0.88 0.85 0.76
Proportion of examined below 20 yrs 53.0% 48.4% 0.11
Mf prevalence 24.5% 26.1% 0.51
Mf GMI* among all examined 4.11 4.83 -
Mf GMI* among mf positive 781.3 851.1 -
CFA prevalence# 53.3% 54.7% 0.87
Bm14 prevalence# 78.9% 78.1% 0.91
Hydrocele prevalence (in males ≥ 20 yrs)§ 35.4% 45.2% 0.11
Elephantiasis prevalence (in all ≥ 20 yrs)§ 4.2% 5.8% 0.35

Shown for the complete village (Mtambuuni, Korosini, Mashine and Tundaua hamlets) and for the village section included in the later part of the study (Mtambuuni and Mashine hamlets only).

* Geometric mean intensity, in mf/ml blood.

# Based on volunteers from mosquito collection houses only (90 and 64 examined individuals from the four and two hamlets of Kirare, respectively).

§ Assessed in 175 and 104 males (hydrocele), and in 431 and 242 males and females (elephantiasis), in the four and two hamlets of Kirare, respectively.

Simonsen et al.

Simonsen et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2013 13:335   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-335

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